A slice of bedtime

Slice of LIfePart of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers


A slice of bedtime

He is already asleep,
with his thumb gently holding his place
in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

(I’ve been waiting for this,
one of my kids to choose night reading
and bonus points for Harry Potter!)

I turn off his light,
put the book on his nightstand
pull his glasses off

I step over legos,
move a treasure chest and a pair of socks
carve a little path to close the door

It’s quiet before 10:00,
and not much tops that thumb in that book
but I didn’t get to say goodnight



4 thoughts on “A slice of bedtime

  1. Peace of the night, joy of the reading – perfect. I like that you chose poem rather than narrative. It so clearly brings the slow evening feeling to the reader.

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